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Man Creates The Ultimate Wood-Chopping Tool

May 15, 2015 By Christi Mulligan
Axes have been used by man for millennia. In fact, the world's oldest axe was discovered in February 2013 and it dated to be 35,500 years old. It was a fragment of the tool, but nonetheless, it cannot be denied that an axe is one of the oldest tools in use and it is also a version of a simple machine. In its basic form, an axe is a dual inclined plane or wedge. It is known for harvesting wood, splitting it into two halves with each swing of the axe.

YouTube user K Holmz (username KH4 on instructables.com) recently uploaded his creation, which is an upgraded axe that goes beyond the typical, two-faced head. Instead, Holmz has created a cross-bladed version using two, dual inclined planes, which results in eight faces of metal. With a traditional, two-faced model, wood is split into two, fairly equal pieces. With his upgraded, eight-faced version, a single piece of wood is split into four, fairly equal pieces. Obviously, this would cut the time spent splitting wood in half because twice the work is now done with a single swing.

Holmz uploaded instructions for a DIY version of his axe onto the instructables.com website, and offers his Google+ identity where viewers are encouraged to privately message him for one of their own.
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